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LIVE at 7: What to know about mental health in teenagers: Breakdown with #StephAndSteve

SAN ANTONIO – Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, many individuals have struggled with a facet of their mental health, particularly youngsters.

Mental health-related emergency division visits amongst teenagers ages 12 to 17 years have been up 31% in 2020 in contrast to 2019, in accordance to knowledge from the CDC.

Further, suspected suicide makes an attempt that resulted in an emergency division go to have been 50.6% increased in ladies aged 12 to 17 years in February 2021 in contrast to the identical interval in 2019.

To go deeper into this subject, Breakdown with #StephAndSteve will discover mental health points youngsters are going through and what steps dad and mom can take to assist.

Watch dwell on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the video participant above or on the KSAT Plus app for good telephones and good TVs.

The company embrace:

  • Talli Dolge, MS Ed., CEO Mobile Mental Wellness Collaborative and Senior Vice President of School and Community Partnerships for Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute
  • Geoff Gentry, PhD. Senior Vice President of medical companies at Clarity

  • Demonte Alexander, San Antonio-based Public Affairs guide

  • Also becoming a member of the livestream is Ainsley. She is a highschool junior who has struggled with suicidal ideas, anxiousness and melancholy.

“I was a cheerleader. I was always smiling. I was the one with all of the Pep and the spirit. And I just I began to lose myself”, Ainsley mentioned. “But I knew that I still had to make sure that no one else knew that.”

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